Manager, External & Executive Communications

Posted 16 May 2019

Burlington, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 192310


Your role:

Support and drive external communication programs and media relations efforts. This role requires a true utility player who will be responsible for messaging development, digital (all social) media, research, writing and crafting compelling stories, among other assignments – all ensuring high quality, consistent communication across the Life Science business.

This person will work across various functions and levels, including liaising with Group Communications, Internal Communications team and Life Science communication business partners. Content coordination will require close relationships with business colleagues, the Legal team, and other stakeholders at various sites around the world.

The candidate should be able to work against tight deadlines, and will:

  • Draft written materials, prepare presentations and communicate regularly with employees through our internal channels.
  • Have the ability to take complex, scientific information and simplify it for a general external audience.
  • Support public relations and media activities, maintaining a strong external brand image and reputation.
  • Manage the editorial planning process to align with industry trends, company news and scientific advancements.
  • Lead / serve as point person for various projects, including business awards program.
  • Develop social media plans.
  • Create content for external social/digital channels, including but not limited to blog posts, video and email.
  • Update fact sheets, bios and other external communication materials.
  • Work on special events and logistics planning projects.
  • Draft articles related to corporate/business news, milestones and events.
  • Work with in-house design studio to execute projects as assigned.
  • Develop / create PowerPoint slides.
  • Assist with research and / or compile executive briefing books.

Who you are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 7 + years working in a Communication role.
  • Bachelor's degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • At least three years’ experience in digital communication (social and Web), including managing social media channels.
  • Utility player with ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Multi-task-oriented with strong organizational skills who can be a generalist in the communication field.
  • Strong PowerPoint and SharePoint skills.
  • Business and financial acumen; knowledge of a corporate environment.
  • Master’s degree, preferred.
  • Agency and/or corporate experience in the healthcare and life science industries a plus.





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